Sorry for having been off the radar for a few days. Seasonal allergies consumed me for the last 5 days or so and literally left me almost completely bed ridden. It was awful! Since moving from Michigan to Ohio I suddenly got allergies. Something about the pollen or ragweed count here hits me hard - something I NEVER experienced in Ohio. Not only did it leave me miserable it meant I couldn't drink or taste ANY wine. Not so good when you write a wine blog!
I did manage to get out of bed long enough to head to Ann Arbor and watch my Irish lose to Michigan on Saturday. Just terrible!
Time to rejoin our conversation with Jeff Miller of Artisan Family of Wines in our Taste & Talk series. To bring you up to speed Jeff gave us some background on Artisan Family of Wines and how he got into making wine in Part 1. In Part 2 Jeff shared his winemaking philosophy, vineyard management approach and whether or not being a small boutique winery allows him to take more risks or forces him to play it a bit more safely. We then tasted and reviewed two wines from Jeff and Artisan - the 2008 Red Côte Rosé and the 2005 Sly Dog Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon.
In today's excerpt from our conversation, Jeff talks about his blog, why he blogs and the current state of wine blogs in general. This one is really interesting not only because we are a wine blog but Jeff is a wine maker who also blogs and his thoughts are rather interesting. His blog is one of the most interesting and educational wine blogs I have come across and if you haven't checked it out yet you really need to. The fourth and final excerpt from our conversation with Jeff will be this week and we hope to also post video tasting notes on two more wines from Artisan.
Pour a glass and enjoy our conversation with Jeff.
Note: This conversation was originally recorded at the beginning of August 2009 so Jeff's reference to misting occurs during that time, not in mid-September.